There is much to be said for the pleasures inherent in small spaces. Whether it's a cozy corner, an intimate library, or a window seat tucked under an eave, we respond to these smaller spaces because they have a more intimate scale. Whether you aim to embrace the enveloping nature of a small space or prefer it to feel more expansive, there are designer tricks you can use to make the most of your home's compact areas.
It doesn't take much space to create a cozy cocoon. The built-in bookcases bracket a handy window seat with room underneath for additional storage. Pull up a chair, and this library nook enlarges for an intimate tete-a-tete.